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Praggy’s Friday Challenge Quiz (5)

A few general knowledge questions to challenge the ‘Little Grey Cells’. 10 Questions.

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The soft and flexible, yet tough fibres of which plant are used to make canvas as well as anything from clothing to ropes?

  • Cow Parsley
  • Flax
  • Honeysuckle
  • Bindweed

Question 2 Photo

Which planet in our solar system is shrouded in clouds of sulphuric acid?

  • Uranus
  • Mercury
  • Neptune
  • Venus

Question 3 Photo

Cossack dancing originated in the 16th century in which modern day country?

  • Ukraine
  • Tibet
  • Russia
  • Finland

Question 4 Photo

Who played the starring role in the film “Crocodile Dundee”?

  • Trevor Hogan
  • Hulk Hogan
  • Paul Hogan
  • Brooke Hogan

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With which 19th century achievement are the “Tolpuddle Martyrs”, six farm labourers from the Dorset village of Tolpuddle, credited?

  • The Metropolitan Police
  • Abolition of the Slave Trade
  • Vaccinations for the poor
  • Trade Union Movement

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Which popular TV comedy of the late 1950s starred a range of comic actors including Alfie Bass, Bernard Bresslaw, Charles Hawtrey and William Hartnell?

  • "Hancock's Half Hour"
  • "The Army Game"
  • "Whacko!"
  • "The Larkins"

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Which epic Leo Tolstoy book features the characters of Andrei, Pierre and Natasha – and the tragic and unexpected way their lives intersect?

  • "Anna Karenina"
  • "Resurrection"
  • "War and Peace"
  • "The Death of Ivan Ilyich"

Question 8 Photo

What world soccer record is still held in 2012 by Sir Geoff Hurst MBE?

  • Only World Cup Final hat-trick
  • Most caps for England
  • Oldest World Cup player
  • Scored in all World Cup games

Question 9 Photo

Which artist painted “The Absynthe Drinker” in 1901 and is renowned for inventing ‘Cubism’?

  • Edvard Munch
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Henri Matisse
  • Paul Gaugan

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In which cuisine could you find “Chinmi” on the menu?

  • Russian
  • Korean
  • Japanese
  • German